Sunday, May 15, 2011

Finished Urban Lattice - "Facets"

Pin It I finished!

finished Urban Lattice aka "Facets"

(and in time for Bloggers' Quilt Festival!)



Amy's Creative Side


Here is my finished Urban Lattice Quilt, made from the Urban Lattice Quilt Along over at Cara's.  (For previous entries on the process of making this quilt, including directions for making the block without paper piecing, please see this link).

I've decided to rename it "Facets."

The weather was not being cooperative today, but I did finally convince the hubs (home unexpectedly due to unseasonable rain) to try to hold my quilt for me so I could get a picture.

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He compared it to holding a heavy flag.

I really wanted a cool shot with the flooded rice fields in the background...
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I think I got a better shot of his feet... and you can see the sort-of even-ish straight lines for quilting.

In this picture, the wind is holding it up against an old dog kennel we no longer use.

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I'm pretty thrilled it's finished though.  With the first trimester, working three days/week, and a busy little man, it took longer than I hoped... but now it's all done (except for the wash).  But I have loved this quilt from concept, to completion.  

I made it for my husband, though I have a feeling Steiger's big boy quilt won't be done in time, so he'll probably get to borrow this one for a "biddle bit."  Besides, when I had it laying on the floor, and he had just got up from his nap, he explained "Dat's pretty."

The fabrics are some various blenders, Moda Bella solids in Medium Gray, Ivory, and White, Kona solids in Ash, Stone, and Bone (I think), and Kona Charcoal and Quilter's Linen in Black for the Lattice and Binding.

For the back, I used Bella Gray, some Robert Kaufman Metro Living Circles, and some of the Pastry line Voile from Anna Maria.

Urban Lattice back

Thank you Cara for the Quilt Along design, and Maritza for the inspiration of using mixed neutrals!

Happy Quilting!

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(Only 8 days left of work for me!  Steiger's face captures well how I feel about that!)
Steiger playing

58 comments:

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I love the visual effect you have created, the colours work really well.

CaraQuilts said...

It looks great!! I love the neutrals, it really gives it lots of depth.

Sara said...

3D looking and I enjoy the stripes and checker prints:) I really like this quilt:) I know u are pleased it is finished;) Please come see mine and leave me your thoughts!

Kati said...

I love this! I'm so excited to see it finished. Your design worked out perfectly.

sewfrench.com said...

WOW! I really, really like this one!!! I love tans and have been intrigued by the browns and blues of late, but this one really floats my boat. Great job!

Poppyprint said...

Trace this is one of my fav quilts from last year. I just love everything about it. Congratulations on a gorgeous finish! Woohoo on only 8 more days 'till summer!

paulette said...

Stunning!! LOVE the colours!
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Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful quilt! Very stunning and I'm so glad you shared it!! I instantly want to add the quilt along to my "gotta do" list, but then I can't find the end of that list, so I'll come visit your blog more often to drool over your pictures :) Thank you so much for sharing and glad to hear you're feeling better!!

Leila said...

I love the neutrals. It makes it look almost 3-D. Great job!

twin fibers said...

It looks wonderful! Your quilting compliments the design nicely. I'm sure it will be a quilt that is well loved and used. :)

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous! I love your color choices!

Sue Daurio said...

Wow, that is a great quilt. Love the colors you chose. And I love a pieced back. Wonderful!

Catherine said...

Tracey this is truly gorgeous I love it !! Well done you xxx

felicity said...

Perfect, perfect name for this beautiful quilt. It turned out absolutely perfectly, Tracey. Bravo!

Karen said...

Tracey, this is one of the most beautiful quilts I've ever seen! Great job! I'm sure your hubby is in awe over it, as is Steiger. Congrats.

Steiger's photo at the end is just too cute!

Karen

Amy said...

I'm glad you were able to find the time to finish it and share it with us. I really love it. The colors are terrific. I hope you make it through those last 8 days!

Cathy said...

Really striking!

Jan said...

No wonder you're thrilled - This is a fantastic quilt.

melissa said...

Wow, this looks fantastic, such a great effect. Love the quilting! x

Kristen said...

Yay!! I've been watching to see how it was quilted. Beautiful and so modern!

Sarah Craig said...

Well, Tracey, all the time we've been watching this quilt in progress, I thought it would be stunning when it was finished - and I was right! It's truly remarkable, and Steiger is absolutely right! Dat's pretty!

Becky said...

Gorgeous! i love this quilt so much! and I love when little ones express their love for quilt. So precious!

Marg said...

I absolutely love this. The colours mixed with the neutrals and the design, it's stunning.

Kari said...

Wonderful quilt! It is so serene and elegant. I really like how the thin strip of dark sets off the whole top.

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

It looks wonderful!! Way to go!! So you aren't going to be working anymore??

pinksuedeshoe said...

Seriously Love this quilt. I've loved it since you started it too! Ha! So happy you only have 8 days of work left, YAY!

a little bit biased said...

It's beautiful and VERY striking! Good job!

Manda said...

This quilt is brilliant! I've loved it since you first started it! Congrats on getting it finished!

Andie said...

Totally unique and completely dee-lish! Beautiful. Nice work!

cynthiatreen said...

Love your quilt! the color combination and pattern are wonderful.

Elsa said...

as impressed as I was when you first shared this quilt ~ it's fabulous!

AllieKatMom said...

YAY for 8 days of work! Yay for finishing the quilt too!

I am having one of those days today wishing you were closer to me! Maybe I should just move to you, does your husband need a partner? LOL

Miri said...

Stunning! There aren't enough words for how gorgeous this quilt is!

Lee said...

Tracey, it's beautiful! All those different neutral shades for the background give it a whole different look. Love it!

Pattilou said...

What a wonderful modern quilt. You may have converted me to modern quilts. This one really works color composition and block placement--everything! Spectacular.

Deonn@QuiltscapesQuilting.com said...

Love the color and graphics of this quilt - it really caught my eye! Beautifully done, thanks for sharing!

Token Asian Friend said...

I love the variations of the neutrals. So pretty and such a fun effect, different than the original!

Jennifer said...

Love, LOVE this quilt! And I think the name fits it wonderfully. Nice work!

Jennifer :)

Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

Love the colors, love the clean cut style, fresh inspiring quilting - Thanks :)

Katie B. said...

Fantastic quilt, Tracey! Such a soothing color palette. And woohoo to almost being finished with work!

Karen said...

Its turned out fabulous. Congratulations on your finish.

Lauren P said...

I love your quilt! The blue really pops!

~The Bargain Babe said...

Very nice, I like how the background is all neutral colors. :)

Siobhan said...

Hi, its gorgeous. I love it :)

stitchinpenny said...

This is one of my favorite quilts.

mathea said...

Your quilt looks just stunning. I love the use of neutrals and the 3D effect they give.

Hollie said...

I am so completely and totally in love with this quilt. I started falling in love with it as you shared your progress on it. This is the next quilt on my list to make. Gorgeous!

Karen said...

Your quilt looks wonderful. I love the fabrics and the design. Heading off to look at the link for the quilt. Thanks!

Leanne said...

This quilt has such an amazing three dimensional effect, I have read your posts while making it and continue to love it. I am so glad you are done and ready to use it.

Brittney said...

WOW! Your quilt is so stunning, I love the neutral solids with the pop of color, great job!
Also thanks for visiting my BQF post :)

Heather A said...

What a superb quilt. Facets is such an apt name for it, too. I love everything about it ... the interesting shading of colours, the twinkle of the blue jewels and the back, too. Just lovely! Lucky Hubs!

Kathy said...

Wow! This is beautiful in it's simplicity. It would look lovely in a contemporary home. My fabric collage art is so full of bright color, but your minimal color choices makes this design powerful indeed. I could learn from your example. Thanks. Check out my work and see what I do with fabric scraps.

Needle little Balance said...

I love this color combo! And the sewing is superb!

Lisa said...

Stunning! And amazing that you have all of that going on and got it finished! Superwoman! Kudos to you and good luck.

Pinky said...

Love it! it turned out beautifully

Vesuviusmama said...

I'm with Steiger, "Dat's pretty!"

Karen said...

What an awesome looking quilt. Great job!

Kelly said...

The neutrals here are so amazing! This works so well together! I've pinned it to my "Quilty Goodness" board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you'd like: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/

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